Our Staff

At Square Deal Remodeling, our award-winning team of certified designers
and craftsmen take pride in creating the ultimate remodeling experience. We always aim to meet your budget, needs, and preferences and exceed customer satisfaction.

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Jim Kreipe, Founder, CKD, CR

Jim Kreipe launched Square Deal Remodeling (SDR) in 1992 with an intention to provide trustworthy and professional remodeling services to his clients. He knew that with talented designers, focused organizational skills, and dedication to customer satisfaction, he could grow a business based on offering not only a better remodel, but a better remodeling experience.  With nearly 30 years of experience in residential remodeling, Jim understands his clients and is committed to their complete satisfaction. Jim is a lifelong resident of Portland, and graduated Portland State University. He is a Certified Kitchen Designer (NKBA), and Certified Remodeler (NARI). He has been an active member in the Oregon Remodelers Association and ReFit, a non-profit organization specializing in projects for people with mobility issues. When away from work he enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife.

Chris Kreipe

Chris Kreipe, CKD, CBD, CR, Owner

Chris Kreipe has been around residential remodeling for most of his life. Born and raised in southeast Portland, his father Jim was constantly remodeling the family home, helping later to inspire a career in architecture and remodeling. Chris graduated Portland State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, later attaining certification as both a Certified Kitchen Designer and Certified Bathroom Designer from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Chris has also undergone training by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Certified Lead Renovator. Currently, Chris is head draftsman for Square Deal, creating construction documents for all projects using advanced CAD software. He also assists design staff with project development, provides support for various project management duties, and helps develop and implement marketing opportunities for the company. He enjoys his free time with his wife and daughter, gardening, listening to music, and thinking of the next project to complete around his home.

Karen Sedwick

Designer

Jonne Gordon

Designer

Erika Mariano

Design Assistant

Angela Bacon

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Ed Meinig

Project Manager

Jeff Blake

Finish Carpenter/Cabinet Installer

Eric Smith

Carpenter/Framer

Paul Schwada

Carpenter

Jason Jaeger

Carpenter

Ryan Mueller

Carpenter

Luke Wadsworth

Procurement Technician